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Building collaborations with leading scientists & foundations

As part of the Fail Better exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin, award winning journalist,  Jonathan McCrea interviewed Mark and his scientific collaborators from the Frasier Institute in Kentucky and Ekso Bionics in San Francisco  as well as spinal research...

Stimulating Voluntary Movement at UCLA

Professor Yury Gerasimenko of the Pavlov Institute electrically stimulates Mark’s spinal cord during some baseline testing at UCLA. And, for the first time since his accident 3 years earlier, Mark voluntarily pulled his knee to his chest. Watch at...

A Healthy Disregard For The Impossible At Wired 2012

During Wired Magazine’s 2012 conference in London, Mark spoke about the impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury and the scientists and technologists that he is working with to challenge the conventional wisdom that recovery is...

Stress testing the early designs of Ekso Bionics robotic legs

After walking for the first time in 2012, Mark went on to become the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionics robotic legs. And, during the early years of walking, Mark worked with the Ekso Bionics team to stress test components for the next generation Ekso GT....

Recipient Of People Of The Year Award

At one of the highlights in the social calendar in 2012, a host of stars and well-known faces stepped out on the red carpet to applaud the People of the Year winners. Alongside, the Olympic gold medalist and World Champion boxer Katie Taylor, Mark was honoured with a...

Promoting Neuro-Plasticity

Mark explores the potential of promoting neuro-plasticity in his nervous system by following a daily aggressive physical therapy programme in the US. And, with the support of his former South Pole teammate, Simon O’Donnell, they continued the training back in Ireland....

The Impact Of Mark’s Catastrophic Accident

Mark fell from a second story window in the summer of 2010. During 16 months in hospital, he and his family try to make sense of what has happened in this extract from the award-winning documentary, Unbreakable – The Mark Pollock...

The first blind person in the world to race to The South Pole

Mark follows in the footsteps of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen during a 43 day expedition race with temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees. And, after man hauling sledges over 1,000 kilometres with his teammates, Simon O’Donnell and Inge Solheim, Mark became the...